Tag: <span>pre-literacy</span>

Improving Reading

Rachel’s Reflections

How Do You Improve Reading with Speech Therapy? 

By Rachel Betzen, M.A./ CCC/SLP

books-clipartThe answer to this question is just as important for speech-language therapists as how we frame our overall message when it comes to our work with reading skills. It is important for speech therapists to highlight how our work is different from general reading instruction or tutoring, and to differentiate ourselves from other education professionals like teachers and tutors.

First, we need to help parents understand the hierarchy of language development. A child’s speech and language skills form the foundation for the development of reading and writing. When children have weaknesses or gaps with their speech and language, this will affect their reading and writing. Read more

Child writing in speech and language therapy

The Downlow on Dyslexia

What is dyslexia? According to the International Dyslexia Association, dyslexia is a specific learning disability that is …

Speech therapy sight words

Sight Words and the 4 Alphabetical Phases

Sight words have been used to help young learners begin reading simple words. It is an easy yet effective form of helping …

Family Reading

Children’s books celebrating diversity

“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, …